I started a game of the Stanley Parable, I am in the starting office room. I walked out of the room, walked back into it and started clicking around. The door of the office closed on me and won't open no matter what I do. I have clicked on what seems like every object in the office and yet nothing is happening. What do I do? Is the game broken?

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  • Is there a "use key" at all? (E for example)
    – Ben
    Commented Oct 6, 2014 at 0:28
  • 2
    This game has many possible "endings". You have found one of them. Congratulations. Feel free to restart the game to try to find more.
    – jw013
    Commented Oct 6, 2014 at 1:38
  • Pretty sure there's an achievement for getting this ending.
    – Powerlord
    Commented Oct 6, 2014 at 2:00
  • Are you sure you didn't get all the narrations implying that "ending"?
    – rlecaro2
    Commented Oct 6, 2014 at 4:30
  • It was not an ending, the narrator was silent the whole time. I have gotten the locked in office ending and it is different.
    – Muhd
    Commented Oct 6, 2014 at 14:05

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There is a bug where sometimes you can go back through a door while it is closing and locking. Try to avoid doing this, but if you get stuck as a result, simply hit Escape and begin the game from the start.


This dose not sound like a bug, more like an Ending. In your case its the ending you just need to stand still and whait. Hf and good luck finding them all. :D

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    No, there was an ending like that, but in this case I was in there for 10 minutes and nothing happened.
    – Muhd
    Commented Oct 6, 2014 at 14:03
  • then maybe its realy a bug xD
    – GEnGEr
    Commented Oct 7, 2014 at 11:14

This also happened to me. Instead of the room branching to two doors (where you're supposed to go left), there was just a tiny cupboard. Restarting fixed this issue.

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